The week brought a mix of marginally good and bad news for full-service restaurants.
First, the good news: Signs indicate the trend toward eating more meals at home has leveled off, according to NPD Group. At least that’s what the research firm is concluding from data showing that Americans prepared about 80 percent of their meals at home in November 2013—the same as in November 2012. The home-cooking trend had been creeping up every year before that, beginning with the 2008 global recession. Continue reading